If it wasn’t already clear, we are very passionate about Leica glass. Our goal is to provide the best optics to Cinematographers who share this appreciation. Legendary Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson expressed it in the famous quote : “Shooting with a Leica is like a long tender kiss, like firing a revolver, like an hour on the analyst’s couch”. Now that’s passion.
In 2012 we took delivery of our first set of Leica Summilux-C lenses and we never looked back. As our inventory grows so do our relationships with our valued customers. We do not rent out cameras, only glass… only Leica glass.
Cine Visuals is owned and operated by cinematographers Guy Livneh and Kobi Zaig.
Scott Gleine – Technical Director/Lens Technician Scott spent the past 10 years in the industry working at Clairmont Camera where he learned everything about lenses from some of the best technicians in the world. Scott is now focusing these skills on Leica lenses, with the goal of providing the highest standards for every rental. He has completed service training certification from Leitz Cine Wetzlar in Germany for Summilux-C, Summicron-C, and Thalia lenses.
Kobi Zaig started his career in 1991 as a camera assistant developing a profound knowledge of Cameras and Optics, leading to his becoming a Cinematographer in 2000. He is an Alumnus of the American Film Institute and regularly photographs feature films, commercials and documentaries. Most recently he was the Director of Photography on Showtime’s “Why We Laugh” starring Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Janeane Garofalo and Whoopi Goldberg.
Guy Livneh is an alumnus and adjunct faculty member of the American Film Institute. Over the past twenty years Guy has received critical acclaim and industry accolades for his cinematography. Noted work includes the opening of the Academy Award winning film, “MONSTER” starring Charlize Theron and the Sony Pictures / Lifetime Movie “FIVE”, Produced by Jennifer Aniston. Recently Guy has shot music videos for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BILLY IDOL, SWEETHEAD, SWAGU/CEELO GREEN and BAND OF SKULLS. His latest feature film credits are JASMINE directed by Dax Phelan and starring Jason Tobin, Byron Mann and Eugenia Yuan and THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY directed by Balazs Juszt and starring Francois Arnaud, Jordi Molla and Ana Ularu.